#2050  Black Spanish Lace Stole  Late 19th C. 


Either cotton and wool or silk and wool thread.

Condition:  Excellent.

Measurements: 20" x 64".

Comments: During the latter half of the 19th C., the middle class was growing wealthier and could now afford luxury goods before only accessible to the wealthier classes. One of these luxuries was lace shawls & stoles, now machine made thanks to the technology of the day. Machine made bobbin laces in particular were nearly impossible to distinguish from the exorbitantly expensive hand made ones. This near perfect machine made Spanish bobbin lace stole was made during this period of textile innovation.